PVNA held a Special Meeting on March 25, 201. You can view the meeting minutes below. Also, just a reminder to GET OUT AND VOTE on Sunday, March 31st for your Picfair Village Representative to the P.I.C.O. Neighborhood Council.
Voting takes place between 10 AM and 4 PM at the Claude Pepper Senior Citizens Center (1762 La Cienega Blvd, between 18th & Airdrome, Los Angeles, CA 90035)
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SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
March 25, 2019
Picfair Village Neighborhood Association – Special Meeting; Meet the Candidates
Michael Plante – president PVNA kicked off the meeting, introducing the Pico Neighborhood
Council Picfair Village representative candidates Sylvester Robinson and Hydee Feldstein.
Sylvester Robinson (incumbent Pico NC PV representative) – opening statements:
“Moving from present to future.”
Focus and passion for education.
Community relationships with schools
3 reasons to vote for Sylvester:
– passion is education
– value diversity and transparency
– work collaboratively with the board
Hydee Feldstein – opening statements:
Clarifying the difference between PICO NC and PVNA.
land use focus
at large member of PICO NC
co-chair of the PICO NC land use committee
has worked across PICO NC to challenge over-development, inappropriate development.
retired lawyer – has offered assistance to residents when challenging development.
Q & A:
– How the candidates would represent Picfair Village vs their personal interests.
– How to increase neighborhood involvement in PVNA / PICO NC.
– Parking – larger issue for future meeting.
– To get permitted parking (currently the 1400 blocks of PV and 1 block north of Venice, 75% of residents need to approve.
– Sylvester discussed what his next steps would be with the area schools.
– Hydee discussed what the next 2 years will look like for PV and Pico neighborhoods in terms of new development.
– Question on affordable housing and access to it.
– Hydee explained that HCIDLA determines allocation of affordable housing units.
How it’s enforced? She would like a 311 system for the affordable housing topic/issues.
– Question on homeless population and HHH fund usage:
– Sylvester explained that shipping containers were converted to homeless housing units.- 32 units in downtown LA.
– Question on involvement in development in PV, zoning, TOC.
– Current hot button issues for PV – development, affordability.
– Question on making PV a more walking community. How would the candidates bring local businesses together.
– Sylvester and Hydee discussed emergency preparedness, earthquake response – generators, emergency supply replenishment services.
– Both were asked how they interpreted the responsibility of the Pico NC PV representative role:
– Sylvester – communication – Next Door, Pico NC – 100% transparency.
– Hydee – filed to run on Jan 4th, concerned about Abundant Housing LA taking over neighborhood councils, cares about the neighborhood and wants to work to activated the neighborhood and strengthen community.
**Call to alert neighbors to vote on March 31 – 10am – 4pm
Claude Pepper Senior Center, 1762 S La Cienega Blvd (between Airdrome & 18th).